About Us

Food Banks Canada is the only national charitable organization representing and supporting the food bank community across Canada. Learn more about us — how we’re organized, our membership, and our programs.

Learn About Hunger

Close to 900,000 Canadians each month are assisted by food banks. By understanding the nature of the problem, and the possible solutions, we can all do our part to make a difference.


The latest news about Food Banks Canada, our partners, and our programs, as well as helpful resources for our communications partners and members of the media.

Hunger Fact

Canadians in rural communities rely on a food bank

More Facts

Take Action

Poverty and household food insecurity are significant issues in Canada, and we need YOU to take action today to raise awareness and bring about change to national policies that can have a positive impact for Canadians in need.

We asked more than 1,100 food banks which policy changes would be most effective in reducing dependence in their communities. Their top 3 answers?

  1. Increased availability of affordable housing
  2. Increased social assistance benefit levels
  3. Raised provincial minimum wage levels

How can you help?

Hunger Awareness Week

Hunger Awareness Week

A national week of awareness. Participate by raising food and funds during the first week of May each year. Food banks across Canada participate by hosting events. Get involved!


Advocate for Change

Advocate for Change

  • Write to your MP or MPP. Use this sample letter template to help you get started.
  • Blog about hunger and your participation in the food bank community and inspire others to get involved.
  • Share your commitment with your children by making food bank volunteering a family affair.